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10/07/2017

Lena Dunham Is Selling Her Clothes for a Cause

Lena Dunham is supporting the Planned Parenthood Federation of America by selling 169 clothing pieces from her closet. The women’s rights activist and feminist posted her clothes on the RealReal. 70 percent of the proceeds earned from sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, in a time where the organization is struggling in terms of funding.

“I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally. I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn’t identify with her gender at birth. You can’t live for the future that does not yet exist. I have to take all this good fashion fortune I’ve had and spread it,” said Lena to The New York Times

Lena Dunham is supporting the Planned Parenthood Federation of America by selling 169 clothing pieces from her closet. The women’s rights activist and feminist posted her clothes on the RealReal. 70 percent of the proceeds earned from sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, in a time where the organization is struggling in terms of funding.

“I realized I had been carrying around a lot of crap, both internally and externally. I always thought I was going to hoard all my clothes for my future daughter, and now I understand, especially being a woman with a reproductive illness, I may end up with an adopted son, I may end up with a daughter who doesn’t identify with her gender at birth. You can’t live for the future that does not yet exist. I have to take all this good fashion fortune I’ve had and spread it,” said Lena to The New York Times

Clothes purchased from her closet will come with a personal letter as proof of authenticity. The size of the pieces range from 4 to 12, “I like being a woman who’s not a typical Hollywood size putting beautiful designer things out into the world,” Lena said. If you’re in the market for a red carpet look, Lena’s Elizabeth Kennedy gown worn at the 2017 Met Gala is on sale for $4,000.

Whether you purchase the clothes out of hate for the actress or because you want to support the cause, Lena had this to say, “Probably some people will buy the clothes because they hate me and burn them. And I bless them, too. The money’s still going to Planned Parenthood.”

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24/05/2017

Louis Vuitton x Supreme

 

New York City Rejects Louis Vuitton x Supreme Pop-Up Store

When Supreme drops hit the streets, expect lines that reach the next block. If it’s the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collab, expect that line to double. Residents of 25 Bond Street did and gave the collab pop-up store a big, fat “No.”

The Manhattan Community Board No. 2 decision read that it “strongly recommends denial” of the pop-up. Apparently, the board already received a storm of emails, expressing outrage against the store.

Furthermore, the community board said that the neither Louis Vuitton nor Supreme provided a sufficient plan to control the 1,000 expected customers nor properly inform surrounding business establishments of the desire to close off the street for the crowd. The board even stressed that the involved parties who failed to “articulate how this product launch will benefit the community in any way.” I guess, something like “Taking your #OOTD game to the next level” doesn’t count as a benefit to the community at large.

Lastly, the board also felt that before anyone tries to set up shop they must be able to prove that they can stop the “unnecessary disturbances that have been plaguing our community for years.”

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22/05/2017

The final cut

 

The first Guardians Of The Galaxy came as a complete surprise to the general public. Even though it was a Marvel product but the Guardians of the Galaxy (though they have existed in comic books for close to 40 years in different iterations) don’t exactly ring a bell with the average movie goer unlike, say, Spider-Man, Superman or Batman.

Plus you had a leading man better known as a pudgy sidekick in TV and movies and a director coming from an indie background and no experience of helming a big-budget special effects laden extravaganza. But the movie’s fast-paced exuberance and irreverence coupled with a bunch of interesting characters, Pratt’s (boasting a newly gym-minted body) undeniable charm and insouciance and a killer soundtrack of 70s hits overcame some clunky storytelling to make GoTG a global box-office smash.

So could James Gunn and company live up to expectations? Surprisingly, not only do they meet expectations but exceed them. The laughs come thick and fast and there is plenty of character development. All the Guardians – Starlord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), the scene-and-heart stealing Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), and the surprise package of the movie, the literal-minded Drax (a much improved Dave Bautista) – get their moment to shine. Even other characters like Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) get effective story arcs and we are introduced to some intriguing new ones like Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Stakar (a surprise guest star). The action and effects are well-done (and the CGI team does an excellent job of de-aging Kurt Russell in the opening scene) and the 3-D is clearer and brighter and less distracting than usual. The pacing is smooth for the movie’s 2 and a quarter hour length and despite the 5 (yes, count ’em – five!) post-credit scenes, it doesn’t feel quite that long. Sure, the soundtrack doesn’t quite match up to the first movie’s but that’s a minor quibble because it is still pretty great.

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